John Liang

John Liang is managing editor of InsideDefense and Inside Missile Defense. He has been with the IWP Defense Group since 1997. He holds a master's degree in international policy studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a bachelor's degree in languages from Georgetown University.

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The Insider | December 4, 2012

The full Senate late this afternoon passed the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill by a 98-0 vote.

The Insider | November 30, 2012

The Navy recently issued a strategic plan for how the service will conduct cyberspace operations through 2020. According to the document's foreword.

The Insider | November 29, 2012

The White House Office of Management and Budget is threatening to recommend a presidential veto if portions of the Senate version of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill remain unchanged.

The Insider | November 29, 2012

The Senate Armed Services Committee today confirmed Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford to become the next head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan as well as commander of the International Security Assistance Force.

The Insider | November 29, 2012

The Senate voted yesterday to eliminate a measure in the pending fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill that would have blocked the Defense Department from purchasing biofuels and other alternative fuels if they cost more than conventional fossil fuels, pushing back against an attempt to blunt the administration's high-profile initiative to bolster commercial deployment of cleaner fuels, according to a Clean Energy Report blog post:

The Insider | November 28, 2012

The Defense Department accounts for a large chunk of the government's purchasing, and most of those buys are subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. So it's handy that the Congressional Research Service this month completed a primer on the FAR:

The Insider | November 27, 2012

The Pentagon recently issued an updated doctrine document on the use of geospatial intelligence in joint operations.

The Insider | November 27, 2012

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress yesterday of a proposed $300 million Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia "to provide funds for blanket order requisitions under the Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement, for spare parts in support of M1A2 Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, equipment, support vehicles and other related logistics support."

The Insider | November 21, 2012

The Congressional Research Service recently issued an updated report on military contacts between the United States and China.

The Insider | November 20, 2012

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's Javelin Joint Venture effort could be getting more business.

The Insider | November 19, 2012

The Pentagon acquisition office recently released its updated "Coalition Warfare Management Plan" for fiscal years 2013-2014.

The Insider | November 6, 2012

The National Guard Association of the United States is touting the use of a pair of aircraft in hurricane relief efforts in New York that the Pentagon says it doesn't need in the future.

The Insider | November 6, 2012

The Air Force is gauging contractor interest in an industry day for companies outside the United Launch Alliance who might want to submit launch-service proposals, according to a Federal Register notice issued this morning:

The Insider | November 5, 2012

The Congressional Research Service recently issued a report on the F-22 Raptor program.

The Insider | November 2, 2012

An advisory committee to the Commerce Department related to sensors and instrumentation plans to hold a "partially closed" meeting next week, according to a notice published in this morning's Federal Register.

The Insider | October 30, 2012

The Army recently released its annual weapon systems handbook.

The Insider | October 29, 2012

The Army's latest air and missile defense strategy defines the "networked mission command" concept as "a single, common air and missile defense command and control system operating via an open modular architecture integrated into Army mission command and Joint engagement architectures."

The Insider | October 26, 2012

Oshkosh Corp. this morning released its earnings report for the last quarter of fiscal year 2012, reporting income from continuing operations of $77.6 million compared to $40.3 million during the same quarter last year.

The Insider | October 25, 2012

The Navy's irregular warfare and counterterrorism activities "pose a number of potential oversight issues for Congress, including the definition of Navy IW activities and how much emphasis to place on IW and CT activities in future Navy budgets," a recent Congressional Research Service report finds.

The Insider | October 24, 2012

It's that time of year again -- defense contractors releasing their quarterly earnings statements.

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